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There are claims that the ratio of the frequencies of spectral lines changes with redshift, implying that the fine structure constant (the constant involved in the calculation of energy levels in atoms and molecules) had a different value in the early Universe. Even more ambitious ideas are that cosmological observations can test the Copernican principle  or constrain the existence of other universes, some of which may be governed by entirely different laws of physics . How confident we have become in the use of the Universe as a laboratory (see Ellis chapter)!
For each technique, the detected neutrino rate from various experiments is compared to the expected rate using the standard solar model and weak interaction model. The contribution to the neutrino rate from each nuclear fusion process ongoing in the Sun (p − p, 8 Be, etc) is detailed in the theoretical bar plot. The uncertainties in the expected and detected rates are also shown. Some of the detection techniques clearly led to large disagreements between expected and detected neutrino rates. The 40 year long effort to understand whether the discrepancies revealed problems with nuclear, solar or neutrino physics led to the discovery of neutrino oscillations.
G. g. stellar evolution). The relevant use of the Universe as a laboratory for high-energy physics, especially when it comes to finding evidence for new physics, requires well-identified astrophysics. 3 Divergence Differences will and should remain between astrophysics and high energy physics. A recent CERN press release stated that as soon as they have “re-discovered” the known Standard Model particles, a necessary precursor to looking for new physics, the LHC experiments will start the systematic search for the Higgs boson .